Considered North America's most “European” city, Montreal is known for its culture, sophisticated population and its amazing architectural history. Montreal Then and Now takes readers to Québec's charming capital city for an amazing past and present tour. A rich historical overview written by Alan Hustak (a journalist for the *Montreal Gazette) describes Montreal's development from a fur trading outpost on the banks of the St. Lawrence River to its present incarnation as the business and cultural center of Canada.
Originally named Ville-Marie, the settlement became known as Mont Royal, after the tallest of the hills overlooking the river valley. Readers will marvel at how much this modern metropolis has evolved, while fascinating side-by-side then-and-now images of popular destinations like the Windsor Hotel, St. Ann's Market, Christ Church Cathedral, and Montreal Harbor showcase Montreal's finest architecture and views.